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Beachfront! Ground Floor! Screen Porch, Large Deck, Pets Ok with No Fees!

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Stunning views from your private beach deck on the widest beach at Alligator Pt

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

INCLUDES FREE CLEANING, CLEAN LINENS & BATH TOWELS!

* 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT EFFECTIVE WITH NEW BOOKINGS STARTING ON JULY 18, 2016

Located in a forgotten corner of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” you will discover a serene beachfront retreat, “Soul Happy”.

Some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches along North Florida’s Gulf Coast are found on Alligator Point. Alligator Point, of Franklin County, makes up a narrow four mile long peninsula sandwiched between tranquil Alligator Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

Stunning and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico are enjoyed from within the home and the large 12’x30’ screen porch. In addition, an open-air spacious beachside deck gives you a commanding ocean view because it is located on a ridge, which gently slopes up from the water’s edge. Enjoy the expansive night skies reflection off the ocean and the millions of stars! The stars are uninhibited by the light pollution experienced these days at many of Florida's beaches.

A large, fenced yard is ready for your four-legged friends to enjoy a coastal holiday with the family too. A park style charcoal BBQ grill is available for your use while you enjoy the beach & Gulf...of which is your back yard! Enjoy preparing some tasty grilled seafood, steaks, or burgers!

Also located in the backyard is a fish cleaning sink and table. Clean fish while you watch the family out on the beach or simply while you soak up the view!

Soul Happy is a user-friendly ground level home with no steps to climb! We comfortably sleep 13 guests with 2 kings, 3 queens, and a double/single bunk. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are open to each other and are appointed with furnishings that insist you sit down and relax! Enjoy watching the sunrise from the Florida room, or step out onto the spacious screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee in the swing or rocking chairs overlooking the Gulf.

Family and friends will enjoy the large 36 inch flat screened HDTV with cable and DVD/VCR as you watch your favorite sports team, TV show, or movie. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a feast for the family or a late night snack warmed in the microwave. From the large kitchen window you can catch a glimpse of Alligator Harbor just a over a block down the street.

A huge master bedroom features two king beds and one queen bed with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The other bedroom offers a queen bed and a triple bunk (double bed on the bottom, twin on the top). The second bathroom is located in the hallway and has a tub/shower. Each bedroom has a cable TV provided for your enjoyment. An additional sleeping area features a queen bed and it is located in a corner nook of the Florida room. An initial set of linens is provided for your convenience, free of charge, which includes one set of sheets per bed, and one towel, washcloth and hand towel per guest.
So….. once you arrive and settle in to your coastal retreat, now what do you do? Well…..

Have you ever watched a mother turtle lay her eggs in the moonlight, or watch baby sea turtles hatch and scurry to the water’s edge? Soul Happy is located near Alligator Harbor which is one of the world’s largest feeding grounds for the Kemp’s Ridley, the rarest and most endangered of all marine sea turtles. The unspoiled waters and beaches, including those directly in front of your beachfront retreat, Soul Happy, are valuable feeding, breeding and nesting grounds for these and other sea turtles.

If you fancy winged things, then enjoy Mother Nature’s spectacular show from the privacy of your cozy “Old Florida” beach house as you witness the annual Fall migration of raptors and monarch butterflies. Many varieties of butterflies, and birds including the American bald eagle, are commonly seen stopping among the vegetation of Soul Happy’s large and inviting ½ acre of yard and native vegetation. Only 5 minutes away is the 4065 acre Bald Point State Park, which has a diverse coastal eco-system popular as a birding and wildlife viewing destination.

Only 15 minutes away from Soul Happy is the 68,000 acre St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds with acreage across three Florida counties. The St. Marks lighthouse, built in 1832, is still in use today. In fact, a trail of 5 historical lighthouses may be visited along a 2 hour tour of the forgotten coast.

If salt water runs in your veins, then you will be happy to know that this particular corner of the Forgotten Coast is teaming with sea life. Our waters offer a wonderful playground for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Numerous public and private landings provide easy access to the oceans, bays, rivers and harbors of this area.

If golfing is your passion, a short 10 minute drive up the road will land you at the world class golf course of St. James Bay. Another nearby golf course is Wildwood Golf Club, located in Wakulla County.

A wide array of restaurants are located nearby at Ochlockonee Bay, St. Teresa Beach, Carrabelle, St. James Bay, and even a few hundred yards away at the Alligator Point Marina.

From Soul Happy, you’re close to everything! So do nothing, or do everything…. it’s totally up to you.

Soul Happy offers timeless charm! Step back to a simpler era at the beach where you can still enjoy all the comforts of today. This beach retreat truly offers a coastal experience the way a Florida beach vacation was meant to be!

The Watsons would love to host your family at Soul Happy on beautiful Alligator Point. Soul Happy offers you an incredible beachfront value for your money! We’d love for you to be our guest and make Soul Happy your own special vacation beach home. Create lifelong memories. You’ll be so happy you discovered our quaint beach house that it will make your soul happy.

Please call or email the Watson's assistant, Glenn Smith, anytime, 7 days a week with any questions, comments, or for reservations. Glenn would love to hear from you to talk about Soul Happy

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn will promptly reply to you from his personal email address)

(During hurricane season storms can sometimes develop within 24 hours. We strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance)

Keywords: Beachfront, Northwest Florida, White Sand Beaches, Old Florida Charm, Uncrowded & Serene Beaches, Quiet, Dog & Family Friendly!
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Large, landscaped, fenced-in yard, just like at home! Ground-level home, no dangerous stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Fenced in yard! Let him/her run! Bring your furry family member. Our beaches are pet friendly too!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Enjoy free wireless internet! Sit in the comfortable screen porches while you surf the net on your laptop!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Blender for those tropical drinks, dish towel and dishcloth...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lots of counter space! Opens up to the living areas so you don't miss the action! A view of the Gulf of Mexico along with a view through the kitchen windows of the harbor! Wood floors throughout the home!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, furnished beachfront deck and adjoining boardwalk to the beach. Take in the millions of stars and the beach at night while enjoying family time on the decking !...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two large screen porches overlooking the ocean. One of the screen porches offers a south-north breezeway! Sun Room with lots of windows offers a Gulf view dining and sitting area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Park style charcoal grill located in the back yard overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and close to the breezeway. Fish cleaning sink and table with fresh water also located in the backyard! ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 4 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750
OFF Season
Apr 8 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,395
HIGH Season
May 20 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
OFF Season
Aug 12 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,395
HOLIDAY Season
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,650
OFF Season
Jan 6 - Mar 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,475 $3,750
Spring Break
Mar 3 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,895
OFF Season
Apr 14 - May 18, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,475
HIGH Season
May 19 - Aug 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,195
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

7 NIGHT MINIMUM stay requirement on all reservations starting July 18, 2016. Saturday check in and check out. Tax is extra at 9pct

We accept checks only and a personal check is fine. Sorry, no monthly rates offered except for Jan & Feb.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Photos

  • Stunning views from your private beach deck on  the widest beach at Alligator Pt

    Stunning views from your private beach deck on the widest beach at Alligator Pt

  • Private boardwalk between the home and the beautiful beach!

    Private boardwalk between the home and the beautiful beach!

  • Private beach boardwalk! Rinse off upon entering the yard!

    Private beach boardwalk! Rinse off upon entering the yard!

  • Lots of chair sittin' time as you enjoy screened-in porches, breezes, & views!

    Lots of chair sittin' time as you enjoy screened-in porches, breezes, & views!

  • Spacious kitchen that opens up to the living room. Big window overlooks yard.

    Spacious kitchen that opens up to the living room. Big window overlooks yard.

  • XL master suite facing the Gulf has 2 kings and a sleeping nook w/ a queen

    XL master suite facing the Gulf has 2 kings and a sleeping nook w/ a queen

  • 2nd bedroom offers a twin/single bunk and a queen bed

    2nd bedroom offers a twin/single bunk and a queen bed

  • Air conditioned sun room that opens up to the screened porch

    Air conditioned sun room that opens up to the screened porch

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Fish cleaning sink with a view!  Clean the day's catch!

    Fish cleaning sink with a view! Clean the day's catch!

  • Private boardwalk to a serene and beautiful beach

    Private boardwalk to a serene and beautiful beach

  • The beach in front of Soul Happy

    The beach in front of Soul Happy

  • Completely fenced and gated property with wide driveway.

    Completely fenced and gated property with wide driveway.

  • Beachfront deck, wood adirondacks, swing, shower, private boardwalk!

    Beachfront deck, wood adirondacks, swing, shower, private boardwalk!

  • Large screened-in porch overlooking the Gulf from the Point's highest elevation

    Large screened-in porch overlooking the Gulf from the Point's highest elevation

  • Open and cozyliving room with views of the Gulf.

    Open and cozyliving room with views of the Gulf.

  • Lots of counter space for gourmet cooking while you enjoy the front yard.

    Lots of counter space for gourmet cooking while you enjoy the front yard.

  • Queen bed tucked away in a corner of the large master bedroom

    Queen bed tucked away in a corner of the large master bedroom

  • Quaint sleeping porch w/ a queen bed & numerous windows facing the ocean!

    Quaint sleeping porch w/ a queen bed & numerous windows facing the ocean!

  • Hall bathroom

    Hall bathroom

  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • Park style grill located next to the large screened breezeway and screened porch

    Park style grill located next to the large screened breezeway and screened porch

  • What a yard overlooking the wide open Gulf of Mexico! Nothing beats beachfront!

    What a yard overlooking the wide open Gulf of Mexico! Nothing beats beachfront!

  • The beach in front of Soul Happy looking east

    The beach in front of Soul Happy looking east

VRBO #381637

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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